My father’s stories come from a career behind the bar of New York’s oldest pub, among the alcoholics and loners and deviants who became his people and helped him find his voice as a writer.
The new podcast from This American Life has been lauded for telling an empathetic, accurate story about the South. But S-Town is very much a story, and mere accuracy doesn’t make it journalism.
Imagine finding out your father wasn’t the man you thought he was. Imagine finding out he was your mother’s fertility doctor.
Scenes from the inauguration of Donald Trump and the Women’s March on Washington.
In April 2016, eight family members were slain in their homes in Ohio. Nine months later, the killer or killers are still on the loose, and the town has all but forgotten the crimes.
It’s funny, knowing that, if I were living in one of my favourite minds, I might want to turn it off.
Thousands of Gold Rush prospectors climbed the Chilkoot, and many lost their lives. In the grand tradition of Dark Tourism, I decided to join the 2,500 people who now hike it for fun every summer.
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